Uthred Bambenburg

Mentor and protector to Argent

Description:

Lifepaths: Born Noble, Lead to Seafaring, Sailor, Marine, First Mate, Ship’s Captain, Ship’s Captain, Ship’s Captain, Lead to City Dweller, Moneylender, Merchant
Age : 60

Stats: Wi: B6, Pe: B5, Po: B4, Fo: B3, Ag: B3, Sp: B3, Speed Mult.: x3.5
Attributes: Ref: B3, Ste: B8, Hes: 4, Hea: B4, MW: B9, Circles: B4, Resources: B4
PTGS: Su: B2 Li: B4 Mi: B6 Se: B7 Tr: B8 Mo: B9

Belief: Pence is the legitimate heir to the throne of Az. I will serve Pence faithfully until he sits on it once again. Then I shall retire, my debt to King Geoffrey paid in full.

Instincts: Always watch Argent’s back.

Traits: [Dt] Mark of Privilege, [Char] Sailors Oath, [C-O] Bruiser, [Char] Stern Demeanor, [C-O] Penny-Wise, [Dt] Sixth Sense, [Char] Strapping

Skills: Accounting B4, Administration B4, Appraisal B4, Command B4, Crossbow B2, Currency-Wise B3, Haggling B4, Instruction B5, Intimidation B3, Observation B5, Oratory B3, Persuasion B4, Read B4, Sea-Wise B4, Seamanship B4, Ship-Wise B4, Supplier-Wise B4, Sword B8

Affiliations: 2D Merchant’s Guild, 1D Sailor’s Guild

Reputations: 2D Old Sea Captain, 1D Reputable Merchant

Relationships: Gwynedd – Merchant Guild Master (Significant), Barnaby Fisk – Head of the local Sailor’s Guild (Significant), Pence Llywelyn D’Argent Mathrafal (Minor)

Gear: Weapons, Clothes, Sundries, Sundries

Weapons:
Bare Fisted I:B2 M:B4 S:B6 Add 2 VA 0 Fast Shortest

Bio:

Concept/Bio

Born into nobility in Az – younger son in a minor noble family – set onto the sailing path (eye to command of course – like many young nobles) at a young age. Quickly rising in the ranks he is captain of a ship when the war breaks out with Kordaava. Young Argent is smuggled to his ship and he departs Az. Changing the ship’s identity, he becomes a ship for hire sailing the known seas, training Argent in the ways of sailing, command, and swordplay – of which he is an expert.

Disaster strikes Uthred and his ship at age 45 – his ship is attacked by pirates and Uthred is injured in the fight. The ship barely escapes when a Privateer vessel happens upon the fight. The ship is lost and Uthred recovers in Port Kar. It is at this time that Argent becomes a Privateer – getting some revenge for the attack on his home.

Uthred uses his life’s saving to become a moneylender in Port Kar. Slowly falling out of touch with Argent as he continues his life on the sea. He does keep tabs on Argent – as he sees him leave Privateering and get entangled in the underground of criminal activity in Port Kar. Like a shadow never quite seen….

After a less-than-successful run as a “banker” – Uthred buys 3 merchant ships and uses his knowledge of the sea and his connections in the ports of the empire to run a small merchant company. When Argent moves to Kansk – Uthred, ever the shadow, follows him there, and takes this opportunity to get out of the merchant business. He makes no profit on the exit, selling the business for just enough to cover his debts.

Observing the struggling entrepreneur at the Golden Flask, Uthred decides to step out of the shadows and reunites with his (as he really sees him) errant son. After having lived a legend, Uthred has wealth in experience, but little coin other than some decent personal gear.

Noble Born 8
Sailor 6
Marine 4
First Mate 6
Ship’s Captain 7
Ship’s Captain 7 < – Argent arrives – when Uthred is 33 yr old
Ship’s Captain 7
Guard Captain 7
Money Lender 8 < – Ship lost to pirates, Uthred injured – stays in Port Kar to keep an eye on Argent
Merchant

Year Uthred

1 Noble Born
2
3
4
5
6
7
8 Sailor
9
10
11
12
13
14 Marine
15
16
17
18 First Mate
19
20
21
22
23
24 Captain
25
26
27
28
29
30
31 Captain
32
33 * Argent Arrives on board
34
35
36
37
38 Captain
39
40
41
42
43
44
45 Moneylender <ship> * Argent becomes a Privateer
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54 Merchant
55
56
57
58
59
60 — Kansk —

Uthred Bambenburg

Chaldea PeterAdkison